“The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” Genesis 12:1
"I'm sorry but it won't work out, we can't offer you any room and board."
The phone call ended and I headed to the airport on September 7, 2005. I’d felt a clear call from God to move to Vancouver from Montreal, but everything was so unclear. I did not have any work lined up; nor did I have any friends or family there, or even a place to stay. It defied all logic. Lord, where will I stay? What will I do?" It was quite literally my Abraham moment. But God kept repeating to me, "Just go."
It has been 11 years and despite the sacrifices and uncertainty, I have not regretted my decision.
Our faith is not defined, however, by just one singular "Abraham moment." As the story of Abraham unfolds, there were many times when he was instructed by God to do seemingly illogical things. The greatest test was with his son, Isaac. The ram that God provided for the sacrifice instead of Isaac came after Abraham passed the test of obedience, saying "God will provide" prior to their journey to the top of the mountain (Genesis 22:1-19).
God calls us all to a life of obedience and dependency on Him. We will not fully understand the plan, but we can trust that it is good because God is good by nature. Our faith and obedience are also part of that plan; like Peter, we must get out of the boat, trusting that His mighty hand will uphold us.
Lord, help me to fully trust You in all things, not only in my head, but also in my heart. I know that You are with me at all times. Thank You for Your grace and provision. Thank You for loving me so much and that You are fully invested in the plan that You have for my life. Amen.
Be encouraged and know that God is there in the stillness as you wait for His instructions. Believe that He is who He says He is — a good, good Father
— the one who loves you unconditionally and has wonderful plans for you.